Do less housework and play more games at peak times! When you get the whole household involved with Peak Time Rebates, it’s a great way to save a little on your energy bill and support Oregon’s clean energy future.
Peak Time Rebates rewards you for shifting your energy use during peak times – when energy demand and prices are highest. It’s your choice how you participate in each event and there’s no cost to join.
Peak Time Rebates winter season starts November 1, 2023, and ends February 29, 2024.
When energy demand and prices are high, you'll have the option to reduce your energy use during the Peak Time Event, which is typically 3 to 4 hours. When you reduce your energy use, you can earn a rebate on your next bill. Plus, shifting your energy away from peak times makes a difference. You’re supporting the use of more sustainable energy resources and helping to keep energy more reliable. It’s a win-win-WIN!
Once you're enrolled, we'll send you a text or email the day before and the day of a Peak Time Event. We'll let you know when the event will start and stop and provide savings tips you can use to lower your use.
During an event, you can reduce your energy use with simple changes like waiting to wash dishes or do laundry and adjusting your temperature setting a few degrees.
If you reduce your energy use during the Peak Time Event, you can earn a rebate on your next bill.
Your energy use baseline is calculated from your average use over the past 10 similar days during the same hours as the Peak Time Event. You earn $1 per kilowatt hour (kWh) when you reduce below your baseline during a Peak Time Event.
During Peak Time Events, your health and safety should always come first. On cold winter days, please be sure to keep the temperature in your home safe by exercising discretion during Peak Time Events. Consider health impacts when reducing energy use. Remember, participation in Peak Time Events is completely voluntary. Here’s information about staying safe when the temperature outside drops.
There are typically 5-7 events in the summer and 3-5 events in the winter. While we can’t guarantee savings, customers who participated in our pilot program earned an average of $2 - $3 per event.* And when we all work together, it helps provide reliable energy for everyone. So, your participation can make a difference.
*Your actual savings will vary.
Have a smart thermostat? Consider joining our Smart Thermostat program instead of Peak Time Rebates to make shifting your energy use even easier. Because both Peak Time Rebates and the Smart Thermostat program reward you for shifting energy during a Peak Time Event, you can only be enrolled in one or the other.
Today, 22% of PGE customers are participating in energy shifting programs like Peak Time Rebates. This community reduced its energy use during this past summer's high heat to help maintain service reliability and support the use of more sustainable resources.